Belgium

Key Figures

Number of Irish Funds Registered for Sale in Belgium

Distribution Overview

The number of Irish funds sold into Belgium increased from 305 in 2013 to 538 in 2017, bringing it into the top 15 countries where Irish funds are distributed.

Tax Considerations

There is no investor tax reporting in Belgium as such, but it is required that tax is payable on the net assets of funds in Belgium and an accompanying return submitted to the Belgian tax authorities (“UCI Certification”). The Belgian Net Asset Tax is due on the net amounts invested in Belgium which equates to subscriptions (net of redemptions) made through a Belgian financial intermediary.…

There is no investor tax reporting in Belgium as such, but it is required that tax is payable on the net assets of funds in Belgium and an accompanying return submitted to the Belgian tax authorities (“UCI Certification”). The Belgian Net Asset Tax is due on the net amounts invested in Belgium which equates to subscriptions (net of redemptions) made through a Belgian financial intermediary.

Where Belgian residents subscribe via foreign intermediaries, these subscriptions are excluded from a fund’s taxable base, irrespective of whether or not the fund is registered with the Belgian Banking, Finance and Insurance Commission. The tax is due and payable by 31 March each year.

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